The Pocket Gods are one of the cult indie electro troupes that deserved to be household names when they launched a couple of decades ago. Instead they have built themselves a solid and loyal following and consistently deliver quirky and engaging albums. Their latest, a retrospective, is no exception. We caught up with them to take a trip down memory lane.
What song reminds you most of your childhood?
Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles. I used to hear it on the radio as a child and wondered at the beautiful sounds and melodies. George was the best Beatle in my opinion though still hoping that McCartney will produce us one day.
Which song inspired you to become a musician/singer?
I think it would be Joy Division and Love Will Tear Us Apart. I remember buying it on 7 inch vinyl and just playing it constantly. It was also like well I could do a band like this when you didn’t have to play flashy jazz chords etc…
Which song do you wish you had written?
Another Girl Another Planet by The Only Ones.
Which artist/band has been the most inspirational to you?
Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Brothers as they made country music more Rock and Roll and cool – although they were slightly responsible for the birth of the Eagles!
Which song/album currently dominates your attention?
US band Flaunt’s new album Spectra. It’s like the best electro pop rock I’ve ever heard and it’s a great album.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Ed Sheeran is definitely underrated. We play the same type of guitar but he writes ace pop songs and I write songs about sex and UFOs or sex on UFOs. I think it would be a good mix. Call me Ed, I’m waiting.